Clubfoot India UK works with local partner clubfoot clinics through a collaboration with CURE Clubfoot India, recognized as a provider of choice by the Ministries of Health of all 29 states in India.
We support the gold standard of clubfoot treatment called the Ponsetti method. Starting soon after birth, the initial process is the ‘treatment phase’ and involves weekly castings for a period of six to eight weeks. Usually, five to six plaster casts are needed to fully correct the alignment of the foot and ankle. At the time of the final cast, the majority of infants will need a minimally-invasive small outpatient procedure to lengthen the Achilles tendon.
For the next three months, we enter the ‘maintenance phase’ when children wear a foot abduction brace for three months, 23 hours per day. After this period, the children wear the brace at night time and at nap time until the age of five.
They can take their first steps on completely straight feet because of this early intervention and this relatively simple treatment method.